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DC #723: The Great General Hospital Debate

On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens and Melodie Aikels debate the latest All My Children, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, One Life to Live and The Young and the Restless headlines and storylines, including:


The Young and the Restless aired a beautiful tribute to soap icon Jeanne Cooper. From the stars who gathered to share their memories to the gang’s favorite moments, the DC crew dishes it all. 

Y&R's No. 1 stunner, Dylan (Steve Burton), gets a new pal, portrayed by Sean Carrigan. Is this really necessary? Carmine manipulates Fen into telling his parents not to stay together. Should Fen develop feelings for Carmine?

The previous week of General Hospital was the most controversial in recent memory. Fans across the web, on social media and in Daytime Confidential comment threads weighed in on the revelation of Roger Howarth portraying loathed villain Franco. General Hospital’s multiple rape storyline threads also had fans up in arms.

Did the show go too far, or was it all still entertaining? One co-host feels GH wastoo cavalier with the topic of rape, while others on the panel felt the soap has being mired in rape since Luke and Laura's romance began and if anything the new regime was working to undo some of that nasty history.

Should the soap have phased the Llanview Three back in over time, to reduce confusion for viewers who aren’t plugged in to the online community? Did GH stack the deck against Emme Rylan, as Lulu? The DC gang doesn’t agree on much about the controversial week, but they all came together because of Maura West’s brilliant performance as Ava.

Days of Our Lives has been on fire creatively and the ratings are reflecting it. Kristen and Brady’s relationship imploded. Will was shot, while trying to rescue Nick. Nick admitted to Maggie he had been repeatedly raped in prison. Sami became a grandmother.

Eric resisted Brooke’s enticement to be her baby’s daddy on The Bold and the Beautiful, but how long can he hold out against her charms? Hope didn’t wait a minute before making a move on Liam. Does she have a right to want her man back, after all of Steffy's manipulations over the years?

Is Prospect Park in a labor dispute over All My Children? Jesse hunts for Cassandra’s kidnapper. Is it time for Eric Nelsen to tone things down as AJ? Would AMC be better off by getting rid of Celia? 

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All this and MUCH more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast.

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